Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Leaning Towers of the Midwest

Tilted stainless steel bins dot the American Midwest landscape. An effect of a wide angle camera lens produces the appearance of these huge grain bins leaning toward each other - however in reality the view is conventional.

Many grain belt towns are populated with storage structures like these designed to hold the local harvest. More elaborate and expansive bin systems can be found in towns closer to railroads or highways. These particular collection of bins are located in Delmar, Iowa and are a few blocks from a highway that runs 27 miles to the Mississippi River. Grain processing facilities in the river port of Clinton further distribute the grain to area businesses for ethanol production, livestock feed or to other buyers by rail, truck or river barge.

1 comment: